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  1. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Amerson ready for the challenge

    Sep 2, 2014, 4:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 2, five days before the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Redskins Park notes and quotes The buzz from around the team on Monday: —David Amerson played about 700 snaps last year and he’s taking a step up in 2014. Instead of guarding the…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins camp notes–Seastrunk toughs it out

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 11, seven days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage — Jay Gruden named Adam Hayward special teams captain for the Patriots game. The coach was asked why he did this. “Well, when you have a special teams…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins camp news and notes, Day 9–Orakpo says there’s a lot of work to do

    Aug 3, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 3, four days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News, notes, and quotes from Day 9 of Redskins training camp. —Sacks tend to get blamed on the O-line but a back who misses a blitz pickup can be responsible…

  4. Redskins Practice report, Day 6: Some minor injury woes hit

    Jul 30, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    RICHMOND—After an off day on Tuesday, the Redskins got back to work on a day with low, almost cool temperatures and sunny skies. —Pierre Garçon is on the field but it looks like he will be just a partial participant after suffering a slight hamstring strain. It seems to be one of those things where…

  5. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes and quotes after Thursday’s OTA

    May 30, 2014, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 30, 18 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage (Still on vacation, enjoying some beautiful sunsets in the Outer Banks. But fresh content is back in your Need to Know. I still might be slow in approving first comments and responding.) Here are…

  6. Twitter questions: Any surprise veteran cuts coming?

    May 2, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    A good mix of draft and non-draft questions today, let’s jump right into it. @Rich_TandlerCSN how do you think the secondary will hold up if we have a better pass rush #RedskinsTalk — Hol Dat Noise (@_CountUpMOB) May 1, 2014 Pass defense starts with pass pressure. If the front seven can consistently get pressure rushing…

  7. Redskins finding that safety is a tough position to fill

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins can’t be accused of completely neglecting the safety position the past two offseasons. Last year they spent two of their seven draft picks on the position, taking Phillip Thomas in the fourth round and Bacarri Rambo in the sixth. This year they brought back Brandon Meriweather and signed veteran Ryan Clark. As Redskins…

  8. Need to Know: DB’s, DeSean, depth chart highlight week’s top five Redskins posts

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 30, eight days before the start of offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year—The GM’s revelation here created questions about the plans the team…

  9. Need to Know: Gruden, Orakpo trending on Redskins Talk this week

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 29, nine days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five top trending names on Redskins Talk this week: Jay Gruden—The Redskins new head coach didn’t have any earth-shattering news to reveal but he dropped a number of interesting tidbits…

  10. Need to Know: The top five takeaways from Gruden’s presser

    Mar 27, 2014, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 27, 11 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the top five takeaways from Jay Gruden’s press availability at the NFL owners meetings: Orakpo needs to prove it—Gruden said that he would be fine with having Brian Orakpo play…

  11. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    In an interview with the Washington Post, Bruce Allen revealed a nugget of information that could have major implications for the Redskins’ 2014 defensive secondary. Allen talked about the safety position and the team’s 2013 fourth-round pick. “Phillip Thomas, we had high hopes for him last year,” said Allen. “He was going to start for…

  12. Need to Know: Five safeties who could start for the Redskins

    Mar 20, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 20, 18 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage One starter at safety is set for the Redskins. Here are five players who could start alongside Brandon Meriweather when the season starts. Ryan Clark—Sure, the contract talks are dragging on but…

  13. Options remain at safety for the Redskins

    Mar 12, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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    There was a run on the safety position during the first hours of NFL free agency. Unfortunately the Redskins, who are in need of two starting caliber safeties, were not participants. They were interested in Jairus Byrd of the Bills but not for anything close to the $54 million over six years he got from…

  14. Need to Know: Five Redskins backups who could start in 2014

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 29, 99 days before the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who were backups in 2013 who could be starters in 2014. 1. OT Tom Compton—If the Redskins don’t bring in a right tackle in free agency, Compton could compete with Tyler…

  15. Need to Know: Secondary of the future on display?

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:21 AM EDT

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 7, one day before the Redskins open their preseason against the Titans. Joins us for our game chat It’s been 213 days since the last one so we know that you can’t wait for our game chat tomorrow. We’ll get going at about 7:30…

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